Jamal Murray records 52nd buzzer beater in NBA playoff history

Jamal Murray (All-Pro Reels, Wikimedia Commons)

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray of Kitchener, Ontario recorded the 52nd buzzer beater in National Basketball Association playoff history on Monday. He accomplished the feat in a 101-99 Nuggets win over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

Murray took the basketball from Michael Porter Jr. after he collected the rebound, and then went coast to coast. His game-winning field goal was a fade away 15-foot jump shot while being defended by Anthony Davis, who has 1705 career blocked shots. Murray was also falling backwards as he made his shot, which could go down as the biggest shot he has ever made in his NBA career.

In 39 minutes and 30 seconds, Murray made nine of 24 field goals, and two free throws for 20 points. He also had five assists, three rebounds, and two blocked shots. In the first two games of the series, which included a 114-103 Nuggets win over the Lakers on Saturday, Murray scored 22 points, and had five assists, three rebounds and two blocked shots.

Murray has been with the Nuggets now for seven seasons, but it is the playoffs where he has delivered. He has won the NBA Finals with the Nuggets in 2023, and has had two 50-point playoff games.

 

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